Archive for January, 2008

Watt by Beckett

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Episode 17. ‘Yes, nothing changed, in Mr Watt’s establishment, because nothing remained, and nothing came or went, because all was a coming and a going.Watt seemed highly pleased with this tenth-rate xenium. Spoken as he spoke it, back to front, it had a certain air, it is true.’ 

 
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Watt by Beckett

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Episode 16. ‘Watt wondered if Arsene, Walter, Vincent and the others had passed through the same phase as that through which Erskin then was passing, and he wondered if he Watt would pass through it too, when his time came. Watt could not easily imagine Arsene behaving in such a way, nor himself either for that matter. But there were many things that Watt could not easily imagine.’ 

 
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Watt by Beckett

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Episode 15. ‘For reasons that remain obscure Watt was, for a time, greatly interested, and even fascinated, by this matter of the dog, the dog brought into the world, and maintained there, at considerable expense, for the sole purpose of eating Mr. Knott’s food, on those days on which Mr. Knott was not pleased to eat it himself, and he attached to this matter an importance and even a significance, that seemed hardly warranted.’ 

 
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Watt by Beckett

Tuesday, January 1st, 2008

Episode 14. ‘Then they were very sorry for what they had said who had said it was her uncle Joe, and who said it was her uncle Bill, and who said it was her uncle Bill, and who said it was her uncle Jim, who had done this thing to Ann, for all three had confessed their sins, to the priest, prior to being carried away, and the priest was an old and intimate friend of the family.’….’The dogs employed to eat Mr Knott’s occasional remains were not long lived as a rule. This was very natural. For besides what the dog got to eat, every now and then, on Mr Knott’s back doorstep, it got so to speak nothing to eat.’  

 
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